A picture of our umbrella (for shade not rain) for Grandma with Chantry Island in the background
Huffle looking 'pleased' with his cup of berries I packed in the cool box - sand got in, oh and a crisp! Whoops.
My footprint - is it in or out?
Small's footprint and mine. In or out?What should have been a stormy, ropey day, turned into a very hot and humid day. However, our plans were to go in search of at least one falls, maybe three.
We had a lovely outside breakfast, watching the Olympics. We watched the horse jumping and the Canoe Slalom (although we were disappointed we weren't in it). Then Grandma and Grandad skyped us and we swapped sunny/rainy stories. They showed us their lovely yellow raspberries and ate them in front of us! PAH!
Us Skyping the enormous raspberryThe boys played together and we all slowly got ready for a day out.
First we headed towards Jones Falls.
We couldn't keep up with Smallest - he walked fast, he was really excited.
A lovely tree we passed, even Small liked this one.The write up said "Don't leave home without seeing it". So we found it, we walked through the woods to it. We walked over the big boulders and then we saw it. DRY. This is what it should have looked like:
Small very close to the edge.We were hungry so we decided to stop off in Owen Sounds. Huffle's comment of the day was "it is an urban place, at least they will definitely have somewhere to eat here". WRONG! It was all cafes and coffee shops. We tried a pizza place but they weren't very accommodating so we ended up in a pub and had grilled cheese sandwiches. Is was nice and cool in there, the food was alright and we got directions to another falls we wanted to see. I forgot though that when we ask for directions, Huffle and I hear the first two instructions and then we drift off. It's not us being rude, it's not that we don't want to know the directions, it is just that we seem incapable of listening past the first few streets! Unfortunately this means that we never really quite get where we want to go, I assume he will hear past the bit I hear and he assumes the same of me (even though we have been married for nearly twelve years!!!!!).
Anyway, we eventually found Weavers Creek Falls. This one boasted "two types of waterfalls in one". Oooh goody. We parked in a national park which seemed nice. Lots of play parks for the littles. An ice cream place and a..............campsite. Which we avoided (at first!). Again, this is what it should have looked like:
This is the best we sawThe walk said it was moderate but we climbed and climbed and climbed and then I looked at the OS on my phone and we were nowhere near the river so we came back. We had to come back through the campsite. Huffle said he wanted me to see how camping life looked from the inside in case I ever got any ideas of a camping holiday! We had an ice cream which was poor quality. It was called London Ice-Cream 'how ice cream used to be'. Not in our London it's not. guessing it's the Canadian London. Not one we would eat again. Obviously we are connoisseurs now. Kawarthy and Hometown and a Gelato one we found in Toronto are so far our favourites.
So, the boys went on the park for some considerable time. We watched them, played a bit too, and generally people watched.
On the swing laughing because I called him stinky feet!We should have then gone on to Inglis Falls but Huffle was fed up and he refused to see anymore falls that didn't exist. This day out was my idea. Tomorrow we are back on the beach. Safer there!
When we got back we had a chill out in the garden (partly due to a tantrum from smallest). We Skyped Madamme Courvoisier and Mr Pickle. It was raining in Florida - can you believe it? It was raining in Leicestershire too! Not here! not yet!
We took our picnic onto the beach opposite our house. We had a walk around. The boys climbed rocks.
Look at that purple cloud - how did that happen?We picked up sticks and interesting driftwood. We found stripey stones.
Some boats opposite where we are stayingThen we came home. The boys watched Wacky Races, we caught up on emails and then the boys went to bed. It's a hot evening.